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CSPAN
Jan 23, 2010 10:00pm EST
reviewing the numerous books and articles tom has written works on franklin, washington, jefferson, truman, fdr, american war, hamilton byrd will, the outstanding volume he produced to accompany a major 1997 pbs production liberty. of course the recent perils of peace which deals with the events after the surrender of the british at yorktown in 1781. a great personal memoir of your upbringing in jersey city which as you know is my home town as well so we have that in common. and so much more on the american revolution, the great leadership of george washington and his military struggles to achieve american independence and now the subject of tonight's conversation, the role of women in american history. we see this in fiction and nonfiction that you have produced over the years in the novels such as liberty tavern which came out in 1977 just to remind you of that, the difficulties in that book involving women of life during the american revolution. the officers' wives that came out in 1981 about three how west pointers and their wives to paraphrase about the resignation of these officers w
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 12:00am EST
washington wrote a letter to a woman named sally fairfax in 1759. she was the wife of his best friend, his good friend anyway's neighbor, george william fairfax. this letter suddenly was published in the new york herald, which was at that time in 1877 when it was published it was the biggest newspaper in america. and they've called it a washington love letter. and nobody could believe that it was real at first. and then people who know a little bit about washington's life and stuff, there were some very atchison diaries published. they discovered he had written it better for month after he had become engaged to moffit custis, who was in for the the richest widow in virginia. and this caused consternation in 1877. they couldn't believe that george washington could possibly have thought for another woman. and so, it was like a suspense story as a probe to find out what happened to this letter. and it turned out that the latter never saw the light of day. it was going to be auctioned off of the mystery man body and this appeared for 60 years. and they founded by sheer accident in the files of
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2010 12:00pm EST
the mothers, wives, daughters, a nd friends of the founding fathers, washington, frankli n, adams, a hamilton, jefferson, madison , a very different women. enormously interesting providing material for the rebidding stories of the founders as we mentioned before in our conversation, it is six bookspan one. with all you have done in your career, we're at a new level of writing about american history and history in general. we're all products the bar associations and those who have made our history and consequently have reached a level of interest as historical characters were books. must we researched and written about within the context of their lives. their marriages comment liaisons', all of the association's. they do not exist -- exist in a vacuum. you say far from diminishing the men and women and examination of there intimate lives will in large them for our time. with your perspective what led up to the book that has now come out? >> guest: what got me going was this idea that i had written a great many books of the revolution, over a dozen but mostly concerned with the men but yet in m
NBC
Jan 18, 2010 5:00am EST
cabinet is forced to meet outside on plastic chairs. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. >> there are glimmers of hope popping up across haiti. this morning we're hearing from members of fairfax county search and rescue team. they say they are exhausted but keep moving forward. they pulled a u.n. officer from denmark from the rubble of a crushed building. he was there since last week. he was in remarkably good shape. >> took us four hours to get to him. we saw him. we got a visual on him and had him out in four. he's in good shape. >> they are being called heroes for their work in haiti. they saved about a dozen people from the rubble. >>> even here in washington you can help earthquake victims in haiti. >> the haitian embassy needs help sorting through the thousands of donations people made over the weekend. megan mcgrath has more. >> reporter: good morning. of course the situation in haiti is really quite dire and has struck a chord with people in our area. the outpouring of support has been tremendous. if you see over my shoulder here the u-haul is filled with supplie
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2010 2:15pm EST
of rip van winkle's -- washington irving story, rip van winkle, which i think captures some of the extraordinary changes that took place in this. in 1789 and 1815. in fact, from the revolution to the second decade of the 19th century. irving, who was conservative and conservative sensibilities, wrote the short story which i think is his most famous short story, most of you are familiar with it. in the second decade of the 19th century. i think he was trying to express some of the awesome changes that he had experienced in his own lifetime. and they've been here developed an acute sense that his native land was no longer the same place that it had been a generation earlier. he had his character, as you recall, rip weakened from a street that had begun before the revolution and had gone on for 20 years or so. and when rip enters his own village, he immediately felt lost. the building, the faces, the names are all strange and incomprehensible. the very village wrote irving was largely more populous except among the agent who was no longer tolerated. the very character of the pe
NBC
Jan 4, 2010 5:00am EST
with the washington redskins is over. zorn has been fired as head coach. the skins finished the season 4-12 after losing yesterday to the san diego chargers. they were just 12-20 during his two years as head coach. zorn was the sixth redskins head coach under dan snyder who bought the team in 1999. our own lindsay czarniak broke this story. >> she joins us on the phone now with the very latest. thanks for joining us. what can you tell us about when this happened and how it happened? >> as eun said that jim zorn has been let go, it happened early this morning upon the team's return from san diego. the team landed around 2:00 a.m. and i'm told zorn was packing up his things with team officials waiting for him there at redskins park. so, wha we know from being in san diego with the team last night is that they had scheduled an 11:00 a.m. player availability for this morning. they also have scheduled an 11:30 meeting that players assumed would be zorn's address of the team and then zorn himself was scheduled to have his availability, which he always does at 12:25, which i said is his normal time. it'
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2010 6:00am EST
the uninvited guest, but a washington area party pro momenter, carlos allen is arriving at the event and allen slipped into the gala by pretending to be part of the official indian delegation. although allen initially denied attending the dinner, his attorney says he was there, but received an invitation. okay. >>> an airport outside los angeles is back up no speed this morning after security scare yesterday shut down the terminal for hours. several containers filled with an amber liquid turned out to be honey. jars of honey. just as the owner had tried to tell them. and officials at nuke liberty airport says a camera system was not fully working when a man passed through a checkpoint. the tsa had to request assistance from continental airlines to confirm the man left the airport. >> the tsa is on a cell phone, and instead of looking at the vitdos, they were actually watching boise state. >> that was a good game, though. >> that was a good game. i'm seeing texas christian looks like they are going to win. >> tough call. >>> a new study raising more doubts about the effectiveness of anti-depres
ABC
Jan 20, 2010 4:30am EST
. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. >>> we begin with shock waves traveling from massachusetts to washington and beyond. >> a republican captured ted kennedy's seat. a stunning defeat for the democrats and viviana hurtado is joining us from washington. >> reporter:ood morning. the president called scott brown to congratulate him but with health care reform legislation hanging in the balance this republican win was a very bitter pill for mr. obama and democrats to swallow. it's being called one of the biggest politil upsets in history, republican scott brown defeated democrat martha coakley to take the senate seat held by the late ted kennedy for nearly 50 years. it puts health care reform, president obama's signature issue in peril. >> one thing is very, very clear as i travel throughout the state people do thought want the trillion dollar health care plan that is being forced. >> reporter: in a state where democrats outnumber republicans three to one and independent voters outnumber them both she was slammed 52-47%. >> this is the deal, although our campaign ends tonight, we know that our m
NBC
Jan 18, 2010 4:30am EST
's college basketball teams in washington, d.c. the melee happened as georgetown and louisville were warming up. a georgetown player reportedly tripped a louisville player who was running laps, sparking a scuffle which had athletes trading punches. since it happened an hour before the game, no penalties were assessed. georgetown went on to win. >>> food and supplies were lacked onto a luxury cruiseliner but not for vacationers. they are using ships to transport it there. 80 pal ets supplies were loaded onto the cruise ship bound for the earthquake-torn country. >>> the main attraction at a sportsman's show in minnesota wasn't large but made quite a splash. twiggy, the water skiing squirrel, showed off her amazing aquatic skills, wearing a tiny little life preserver. the adorable animal expertly displayed her unique talent. that's always video that makes you smile. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bi karins with your weather channel forecast. twiggy never gets old. >> can she swim? let's talk about the temperatures out there. it continues to
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2010 12:00am EST
of our pollsters put it, the message is "we hate what's going on in washington." chuck todd joins us at the top of the show. >>> plus, i love this story -- watergate. federal marshals have arrested a group of conservative activists in new orleans for allegedly attempting to wiretap the offices of democratic senator mary landrieu. the leader of those arrested, james o'keefe was the same conservative activist who became a right-wing hero for imitating a pimp at various a.c.o.r.n. offices. he together with three others were taken into custody after being caught trying to bug the offices of senator landrieu, a moderate democratic lawmaker. they had represented themselves as telephone repairmen. is this the equivalent of a third rate burglary or the start of something big? >>> also, how vulnerable is senator john mccain to a challenge from the right? former congressman and radio talk show host j.d. hayworth calls mccain a moderate -- that's a bad word by him. and he's going for that seat. he'll be here on "hardball." >>> john mccain isn't the only republican in trouble. will the thunder o
NBC
Jan 19, 2010 11:00am EST
in northwest washington. they're holding a candlelight vigil there. it will start at 4:30. there will be a moment of silence at 4:53, the moment the quake struck. and you can find out how you can help the victims of the earthquake in haiti on our website at nbcwashington.com. you'll find a list of organizations that will be collecting donations. let's take a look outside right now. looks like we have a nice day shaping up. started off pretty chilly. tom kierein can tell us what to expect. >> a view of the white house. we have some sunshine breaking out. as we take a look at the temperatures around the region, we're warming up. we're above average, the seventh day in a row with above-average temperatures. now 45 in washington. near 50 in prince george's county. in fairfax, arlington, and montgomery counties, we're in the mid-40s as well. mid-40s across much of virginia. charlottesville, all the way up to 55. out in the mountains now, they're in the mid-40s, eastern shore, upper 40s now. southern virginia, into the carolinas, the mid-50s. so certainly a mild weather patte
CBS
Jan 4, 2010 4:00pm EST
the young men from the washington d.c. area. the case sparked fears that westerners are traveling to pakistan to join militant groups. the men deny any ties to al qaeda saying they only came to pakistan to help their muslim brothers who are in trouble being victimized by western forces. >>> gun violences in a new problem in baltimore but police have a new approach to fight it. the city saw its first homicide of 2010 over the weekend. the shooting of an unidentified man. police commissioner fred billfeld says this year they're focusing on armed robberies calling it a gateway crime that leads to more violence. the robberies did drop in 2009. the commissioner says there's still lots of work to be done in the new year. >>> the johns hopkins community is grieving after a recent graduate dies in a icy creek. we have more on the sad accident in washington d.c. >> reporter: ky, 22 year old joshua coleman graduated from hopkins last year. he died in that crash. he was a soccer player for the universities varsity club and club teams. a jogger called police after spotting a tire sticking out
ABC
Jan 28, 2010 3:05am EST
his message across? t.j. winick joins us now from washington with more on the speech. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good evening. before a joint session of congress the president acknowledged some missteps over the past year, but that didn't stop him from pushing an aggressive agenda. >> the president of the united states. >> reporter: delivering his first state of the union address, barack obama didn't sound like a president humbled by historic efforts to fix the economy and health care. >> despite our hardships, our union is strong. we do not give up. we do not quit. we do not allow fear or division to break our spirit. >> reporter: the president spent most of the speech on the economy and jobs, offering help for middle class families -- >> we'll extend our midd class tax cuts. >> reporter: and small businesses. >> i'm also proposing a new small business tax credit. one that will go to over 1 million small businesses who hire new workers or raise wages. >> reporter: while pushing spending frees to help drive down the budget deficit. >> starting in 2011
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
's on the table in washington. because of the lack of -- and, again, it's not because of the lack of voter in at the ele er . it is because it hadn't been explained adequately enough when people are more worried about their ticket, their job. >> and i was moved by the fact that scott brown mentioned teddy kennedy. i knew at the same time that he would be upsetting some of the people in his base that voted against teddy kennedy every opportunity they had, and it just struck me that tonight, or last night he was riding high, just like barack obama was a year ago this is where it gets tough for a republican in massachusetts. just like it got tough for barack obama, just like scott brown, he was an agent of change. >> you know, before we go to this. your take on that is really interesting. my take was similar to your take. listen to scott brown listen to teddy kennedy. what's going through my mind is scott brown spoke more at length and more glowingly of ted kennedy than martha coakley did on the stump during her campaign. >> your right. >> unbelievable. >> and last night, very telling that th
FOX News
Jan 19, 2010 9:00am EST
in the polls over the last week. gregg: shannon bream is in washington, d.c. and shannon, this was supposed to be sort of a gimme for coakley, if i can put it that way. why has this become the political story? >> reporter: you might have it, gregg, from the moment that democrat martha coakley, the democratic in this race, won the primary, that she was christened to take the portion of what ted kennedy's seat so there's a lot of criticism maybe it was too much of a given or assumed to be a given and she didn't run the right kind of campaign. others say this is about bigger issues, national issues, like health care, that's gotten into the race and that's going to boost the republican scott brown. despite what the theories may, even this morning, coakley supporter, massachusets governor tim murray admits this is a tough race. this is what he had to say. >> there's no question about it, this is a horse race but at the end of the day, we're confident as voters go to the polls and do the analysis of who's got a track record of protecting taxpayers' interest, it's martha coakley. >> reporter: and
ABC
Jan 11, 2010 4:30am EST
the game in washington as this week begins. >> instead of talking about terrorism or health care, political circles are buzzing about a number of bombshells from the 2008 presidential campaign. >> reporter: the most shocking revelation in game change is forcing harry reid to play damage control. reid was quoted as saying america was ready to, quote, have a light-skinned african. reid apologized over the weekend, and president obama accepted. >> there is the standard where democrats feel they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own, but if it comes from anyone else, it's raceism. >> reporter: michael steele and others said when trent lott placed the views in 2002, lott was forced to resign as senate leader. saying, quote, if you tell ethnic jokes in the back room, it's that much easier to say ethnic jokes publicly. there's dirty laundry from both parties. when john mccain announced sarah palin as his running mate, dick cheney is quoted as calling it wrecking. still it may be those in the white house with the most fires to put out. president obam
NBC
Jan 4, 2010 4:00pm EST
. this weekend, though, the wind chills were 5 degrees to 10 degrees below zero. 25 the reading in washington, d.c. i-81, just a few flurries. the wind has eased up. so what can you expect this evening. once again it will be a cold night for us. we're talking about the possibility of snow coming up this week. >> you've got our attention. >> if you're outside for just a few minutes, you know it is bone chilling out there. news 4 megan's mcgraph spent the morning out in the bitter cold to see just how folks are coping. >> waiting and freezing at the bus stop. commuters who dressed in layers held their own. those who didn't were very cold. >> it's so cold. >> i have on a thermal, a fleece, another shirt. i have shorts on under these pants and the boots on. so it's no joke out here. >> reporter: factor in the wind chill and it felt like 10 degrees in some places. anything wet froze solid, including lanes of out of bounds branch avenue at best of your knowledge hill road. cars had to veer to the right to misa big patch of ice. >> maybe quarter of a mile. >> reporter: that sounds dangerous. >> it is.
HLN
Jan 2, 2010 7:00am EST
, 2010, the first weekend of the new year. hope you're having a great one. >>> washington police are investigating an incident between two nba players who reportedly drew guns on one another in a locker room standoff. joe carter is here with this bizarre story. >> good morning, susan. >>> the new york post is reporting that two washington wizard players, gil ert arenas and javaris crittendon both drew guns on each other. according to the new york post, it was over a gambling dispute. they told cnn washington police are investigating. >> a lot of rumors going on. sorting rumors from fact is going to take some time. there is an investigation under way, and i can't xwhent on it. >> the wizards released a statement saying the team takes this very seriously. neither gilbert arenas or jar vars crittendon could be reached for comment. >>> the president says it appears the suspected bomber umar farouk abdulmutallab joined the group while in yemen and got training from al qaeda while there. the group gave abdulmutallab the explosives and his marching orders. in his weekly radio address, t
MSNBC
Jan 5, 2010 9:00pm EST
with new revelations about and an interview with a member of the secretive washington outfit the family. here's rachel maddow. >> thank you, keith. >>> we're doing something on this show we've been waiting to do for a long time. after months of us covering c street, and the organization known as the family that runs c street. a group with ties to many well known politicians, finally a member of the family has finally agreed to come on this show to talk about it. his name is bob hunter, and here's your spoiler alert, the reason he has decided to be here is not because he's been all that happy with our reporting on this show. i'm very, very much looking forward to the opportunity to talk to bob hunter. that is is the interview coming up in a moment. >>> we'll also be reporting on the republican quest to bring back the battle days of the republican anti-terror days. >>> the one political movement too crazy for even glenn beck. >>> an an anti-terrorism story that may as well have been written by "the onion," it has a happy ending. >>> president obama delivering a nationally televised soberi
MSNBC
Jan 5, 2010 11:00pm EST
. >>> with new revelations about and interview with an actual member of the secretive washington, d.c., religious outfit the family, ladies and gentlemen, here is rachel maddow. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, keith. thanks very much for that. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. indeed, tonight we are doing something on this show we've been waiting to do for a very, very long time. after months of us covering c street and the secretive religious organization as the family that runs c street, the secretive religious group with ties to many well known politicians, finally, a member of the family has finally agreed to come on this show to talk about it. his name is bob hunter and here's your spoiler alert. the reason he has decided to be here is not because he's been all that happy with our reporting on this show. i'm very, very much looking forward to the opportunity to talk to bob hunter. that is the interview tonight coming up in just a moment. we'll also be reporting on the republican quest to bring the bad old days of the bush administration's anti-terror pol
NBC
Jan 18, 2010 11:00am EST
be far away, but there are still many ways we can help. what's happening in washington today that will aid the thousands of victims. >>> plus, honoring his legacy. how the district is celebrating martin luther king jr. day. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning and welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm barbara harrison. good morning, everyone. we begin with the earthquake in the desperate situation unfolding in haiti. >> it's been nearly a week and survivors are still being found after that devastating earthquake. >> for manother hatians, the problem is that help isn't arriving nearly fast enough. the water, food, and medical supplies are being brought into the country. there are just too many people who need them. this morning, there are 5,000 u.s. troops in that region. >> and an additional 2,000 marines are expected to arrive some time today. news 4's tracee wilkins has been following the situation this morning. she joins us now with the very latest. >> good morning, joe, good morning, barbara. those troops will be on hand in case hatian police
NBC
Jan 3, 2010 5:00am EST
of the man's own daughter. president barak obama calls for partisanship in washington to deal with the war on terror. >> 11 news sunday morning starts right now. >> welcome to 11 news sunday morning. top stories in just a moment. first, we want to take a a lookout side. >> as they say in new england. it's wicked cold. terrible out there this morning. wind chills are a little below zero. it feels like downtown, it's is the. examine bridge, 21. york and haguerstown. these are the gusts. parkton, 23. 27 mile an hour gust in easton. when you factor all that together, it feels like zero at the airport. two downtown. zero at easton. eight apoff and 11 below. in addition to the wind and cold, they are getting a lot of snow out in far western maryland. we'll talk about this wentry weather. a balt father is behind bars this morning charged with the beating death of his own daughter. they are charged with beating his 20 month old daughter to death. we have more. >> it was december 17. the afternoon of the blizzard of 2009 when rescue workers were called to the home of the 2800 block of kentucky aven
ABC
Jan 2, 2010 7:00am EST
of his intelligence chiefs when he returns to washington this week. he had really hoped to start this year, 2010, focusing on health care and the economy but those issues now on the back burner. his weekly address this morning in that he provides a new tail about the plot to bomb flight 253 on christmas day. >> also we have a sports schedule to tell you about this morning that does not involve tiger woods. nba and washington, d.c. police are investigating a report that two members of the washington wizards basketball teadrew guns on one another in the team's locker room during an argument over gambling debts. why guns seem to become part of the culture for some professional athletes. >> we've seen police use facebook to track down crimes. now the tables have turned on them. an escaped convict has been using it to taunt police with clues as to where he is. the facebook fugitive has more than 30,000 friends at last count still out there. >> why can't they take down his account? we'll get to that later. >>> also coming up the perils of peering into the future. there was a time when
FOX News
Jan 1, 2010 10:00am EST
before the botched attack. live in washington. what do we know about that last phone conversation? >> well excuse me shannon that report suggests that that final phone call is really what triggered the father into action. abc news reporting that the suspect in that call warned his father it would be his last contact with the family and that the people he was with in yemen were about to destroy his sim card. the father reportedly contacted they skbrer yan -- nigerian officials who took him directly to the cia chief in nigeria's capital. state department confirms immediately passed on some information about sri lankan -- umar farouk abdulmutallab to other em be as and i intelligence official told fox that the cia's desk began preparing a fuller report on the suspect but that was never completed or disseminated before the christmas day attack shannon. shannon: we know president obama has gotten some preliminary reports back the reviews he wanted to see do we know anything about the changes he's being urged to make? >> shannon the president got that report series of brefgs and confere
NBC
Jan 4, 2010 5:00pm EST
to please come forward. the man whose car plunged into the icy waters of rock creek in washington, d.c., was a recent john hopkins driver. the car was almost submerged in the icy water. it took rescuers about 10 minutes because of the water froze and around it. joshua coleman was taken to hospital but died that afternoon. he graduated last year. >> lawyers for one of the suspects in the murder of a former baltimore city councilman say that key evidence needs to be tossed out our investigative reporter is live in the newsroom with details. >> there could be serious questions about the case. it involves the 2008 murder of ken harris. it was one of the city's most violent high-profile crimes. >> his suspect was linked to the murder through dna. his lawyers are arguing they improperly obtained the dna by stating under a it was for a different murder occurred before harris was killed. the lawyers argue that police had no probable cause to get his dna in the harris case. they used the old case as the hook and then compare the dna to the evidence in the harris case. the lawyers say it was e
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2010 6:00am EST
a mediocre two-term president. and i believe that. you know, there's a tendency in washington to think that our job description of elected officials is to get re-elected. that's not our job description. and i don't want to look back on my time here and say to myself, all i was concerned about was nurturing my own popularity. >> hey, welcome to "morning joe." we are live from chicago where last night mika and i went to a book event for her book, "all things at once" and had a great crowd out there. very cold in chicago this morning. the talk last night and the talk in washington today is going to be about president obama's state of the union address. and he's, of course, going to be delivering that tomorrow. and we've got a lot to talk about including a spending freeze that predictably has people on the far left angry and the people on the far right angry. and we'll figure out why everybody's so darn angry in a little bit. good morning. it's tuesday, january 26th. and willie, take us around the table up in new york. >> good morning, joe. i know you, too, don't want to get caught up in y
MSNBC
Jan 5, 2010 1:00pm EST
and the party crashing salahis? good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama is demanding answers today from his security and counter terror teams. in-depth report from leaders on where the investigation now stands. attorney general eric holder will being on the christmas day bombing suspect. how to detect security threats at the borders, counter terror adviser john brennan will be offering his review of just what went wrong. that, plus the latest, of course, from the intelligence chiefs. chuck todd is our correspondent there. welcome back from balmy hawaii to the cold white house lawn. >> reporter: yeah. >> a rude awakening for the president and you and everyone else on the team. what is the mood from the white house going into this critical meeting? >> i think the white house feels they are actually in control of the situation better this week than last week. it's tough to handle the public relations aspect of all this from afar while the white house always moves with the president and he certainly has all the same access to information, the pr management of this has bee
NBC
Jan 26, 2010 4:30am EST
in america. a robber in washington state brutally beat a woman at an atm machine for less than a dollar. the suspect used an object resembling a pipe. the multiple blows caused severe lacerations and the suspect stole her wallet which had 15 cents in it. >>> a land slide in san antonio caused officials to evacuate around 100 homes. the shifting soil caused crevices to form in backyards some as large as six feet. some homes have already suffered structure damage from the collapsing earth. residents are being put up in hotel rooms paid for by the housing complex. >>> scientist in california are examining a mars rock believed to come from deep within the planet. nasa's exploration rover "opportunity" discovered the baseball size rock. it is different in composition and character from any other rock they found on the planet and could shed light on the interior of the red planet. >>> the girl scout bakery in kentucky added another item to its roster. the latest creation. thank you berry much. a cranberry cookie with white chocolate fudge chips. >>> here's bill karins with the weather channel
NBC
Jan 4, 2010 6:00am EST
this morning face tough new security rules. 11 news reporter brook hart has the latest from washington. >> new screening rules were not a factor in a security scare last night in newark. after a man walked the wrong way through a check point and disappeared. hundreds of passengers had to be rescreened. flights were delayed hours. now as of midnight, new rules mean tighter security for all travelers bound for the u.s. more random screening, patdowns, bag searches and body scans. passengers from 14 named countries all deemed state sponsors of terror or countries of interest can expect such checks across the board. that includes yemen, the country where president obama said nigerian-born man was trained to carry out the christmas day bomb plot. >> al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, trained him, equipped him with explosives, and directed him to attack that plane headed to america. >> now in custody, investigators are questioning the accused bomb -- bomber about al qaeda in yemen. >> there is advantage to talking to us in terms of plea agreements. we're going to pursue that. >> critics say the case
NBC
Jan 11, 2010 5:30am EST
's not the only book controversy. 11 news washington bureau reporter nikole killion explains. >> this book is called "game change." it's make something politicians like reid change their tone. harry reid now under fire in a new book for private comments he made about then senator barack obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. reportedly wowed by obama's -- he described the candidate a light-skinned african-american with, quote, no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one. over the weekend reid apologized for his comments, and the president accepted saying as far as he's concerned, the book is closed. not so for some republicans who are now calling on reid to step down as majority leader. >> there's a big double standard here. the thing about it that's interesting is that when democrats get caught saying racist things, you know, an apology is enough. >> there were comments made in the context of him praising senator obama and supporting his candidacy for president, but still, they kind of reflect the thinking of the day gone by. >> that's not the only offhand remark. the book claims
CBS
Jan 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
. >>> a johns hopkins university graduate dies after the car plunges into a frozen creek near washington, d.c. a jogger called police after spotting a tire sticking out of rock creek. police say 22-year-old joshua coleman was trapped inside the car. he graduated from johns hopkins last year and investigators are now trying to piece together what happened. >> anything that we find on the scene as far as skid marks or broken tees and that type of thing is going to be part of the investigation. right now we have not determined where the vehicle came. >> it took several hours and three different tow trucks to pull the badly damaged car out of the ice. >>> maryland transit authority police are seek witnesses to the death of a pedestrian who was found dead along the northbound lanes of the harbor tunnel throughway. police have identified him as 23-year-old christian of baltimore city. they ask anyone with information on the death to give them a call. >>> as maryland's unemployment rate climbs, state leaders are set to begin debating salary increases. governor o'malley and general assembly will di
CBS
Jan 19, 2010 4:30am EST
. and thousands have begun fleeing the capital. whit johnson has more from washington this morning. whit, good morning. >> reporter: well, the critical rescue hours have essentially disappeared. now aid workers are trying to regroup and do a better job addressing the needs of the homeless and injured. a week after losing everything to the devastating earthquake, many haitians are still scrambling for basic necessities. >> it's not easy to get something to eat. it's not like you can go in the shops. >> reporter: officials now estimate the disaster killed 200,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless. the shear scale of need was enough to convince the u.s. military to do what it had feared was too risky, parachute relief supplies in to haiti. >> just that drop alone provided around 14,000 meals and about 4,000 gallons of water. >> reporter: relief aid is pouring in, but not fast enough. the delay has caused some to turn to other means of survival. looters are fighting over everything from food to toothpaste. doctors are also in desperate need of medical supplies. a,000 patients are waiting for su
ABC
Jan 10, 2010 6:30pm EST
>> we have to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. >> a deep freeze grips the washington area, and we are not alone. from vermont to florida, the dangerous cold is causing problems. brace yourself for war bitterly cold weather. steve, how much longer will this stick around? >> about another day or so. we are watching timber tears and wind chill factors all day long. it is only -- watching temperatures and wind chill factors. look out to the west in the mountains. the higher elevations of was regina, we have a wind chill advisory in effect for western allegheny county for the overnight hours and into tomorrow morning. wind chill factors could be well below zero. for the rest of us, it will fall to 5-10 degrees with air temperatures around 10-18. clouds will increase during the daytime hours tomorrow and we do have snow flurries in the forecast. i will tell you what we can expect for the upcoming work and school week. i'll give you a hint, it is going to get a little warmer. >> people in our area have been coping with the bitter cold, but conditions have turned deadly and o
NBC
Jan 3, 2010 11:30pm EST
looks cold and windy. so you know outside right now it is a very frigid night here in washington. and all across virginia, maryland, up and down the african-american seaboard it's pretty much cold every where east of the rockies. temperatures for a high didn't even make the freezing mark. 28 in washington after a 16-degree start this morning, our coldest morning since the first week of march. currently, 24 and wind chill of 10 and peak wind gusts at 46 miles an hour both yesterday and today. exceptionally windy weather across the mid-atlantic and up and down the eastern seaboard and current temperatures are already on their way down to the low and mid 20s. single digit wind chills out there early this evening. those will still be out there first thing tomorrow morning so the weather service issued a wind chill advisory from the western suburbs to the shenandoah valley and off to the west of the west virginia panhandle and portions of western maryland and the wind chill values will be in the single digits above zero. snowfall? a little light snow, especially far northern maryland
FOX
Jan 18, 2010 6:00am EST
. with it, it will drag the clouds currently across the washington area with it. our trend will be more and more sunshine throughout the course of the day and temperatures will once again top out in the upper 40s and low 50s. here is your day planner for today. again, clouds. it will be a little chilly here to start day. i know temperatures are around 40 but we'll have winds out of the north and west flowing about 10 to 15 miles per hour. by later this afternoon, lots of sunshine and high temperatures in the low 50s. so very nice for our martin luther king holiday. >> okay. sounds good. i mentioned a little while ago that i hadn't had my car washed but if you want to get your car washed, st. matthew's unite methodist church in annandale is washing cars today and all the donations are going toward the relief effort in haiti. that is between 9:00 and 6:00 this evening. >> good to know. >> find out about traffic this morning with lauren demarco. >> we do have one accident to report on the beltway in prince george's county on the inner loop at 214. it is actually on the ramp to westbound 21
FOX
Jan 11, 2010 5:00am EST
in washington. 22 in annapolis, baltimore is at 19 degrees. at dulles airport, it is 0 degrees. plenty of folks in the teens. quantico, 14 degrees. winchester, 18 degrees. leonardtown is at 16 degrees at this hour. lots of sunshine this morning. clouds will build in later on today and tonight, can't rule out a snow shower or snow flurry but we're looking for highs today into the mid-30s so a little bit of improvement. we were in he upper 0s and low 30s over the course of the weekend -- we were in the upper 20s and low 30s over the course of the weekend so we should see improvement by the end of the week. >>> a pretty good start to our monday morning commute. all lanes are open between the ving field interchange and the wilson bridge -- between the springfield interchange and the wilson bridge. no incidents to report head around towards silver spring. if you are traveling in virginia, this is a live shot of 395 main lineas well as the hov at speed as you continue northbound and headed up across the inbound 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> our big story, the c
CBS
Jan 4, 2010 6:00am EST
him in for introducing repress conference in washington as early as tomorrow. according to multiple sources, jim zorn is out, shanahan is on the way, and horrible stretch of football is hopefully on the way to an end. live at redskins park, back to you. >> and this is another story we are following later today. gilbert arenas will meet with federal and local investigators. they want to know more about the gun he brought to the locker room and more on what happened inside. he admits bringing it, but says there are misconceptions about a dispute between him and another teammate. he talked about what he expects to happen today. >> i got to put it in their hands, tell them the story. see what they say. >> what's the biggest misconception about this? >> the whole story. bad judgment, having the weapons here, but. >> the family said they will ensure guns are not brought in to verizon center again. >>> four soldiers killed in afghanistan. the explosion happened in the country's southern region. deaths are the first combat related deaths for service members in the new year. >>> five virgini
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2010 10:00am EST
morning, everybody. i'm david shuster live in washington. and we're going to begin this hour with harry reid for the second time in three days president obama publicly came to reid's toefs over his racially charged comments about the president's skin color and speaking style. reid has been trying to put the matter to rest. last night the president gave an interview to tv one's roland martin for a prime time special to air on martin luther king day. >> this is a good man who has always been on the right side of history. for him to have used some inartful language in trying to praise me and for people to try to make hay out of that makes no sense. >> more than a year ago reid told the authors of the book "game change" he liked senator obama's chances of winning the presidency because mr. obama was, quote, light skinned with no negro dialect. yesterday for the first time since those remarks were published, reid spoke about the controversy. >> i have apologized to the president. i have apologized to everyone. i could have used a better choice of words. >> and now senator john ensign no stra
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2010 5:00pm EST
in washington, d.c. treasury secretary tim geithner, the man who has been keeping all those aig secrets, whether he was the one that made the decision on the pass-through or not, conflicts depending on which e-mail you read. and which document you look through the redaction to see. but the man himself, the custodian of america's wealth, the king of the back-door bailout and secrets will be testifying tomorrow. and i am certain he will be grilled about those efforts to keep those details secret from the american people. also testifying, former treasury secretary hank paulson who was the man who sat as treasury secretary before tim geithner in that secret meeting of the nine for the t.a.r.p. giving out $10 billion at a clip with three or four paragraphs per page, an interesting day during the day. and that doesn't even begin to get into the state of the union. a big day for the president tomorrow after a divisive year. "hardball" begins right now. >>> something about mary. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. watergate, federal marshals have arrested a group o
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2010 5:00pm EST
of the washington capitals. our analyst joining me now. >> in a way it is. i expect the best player to be the captain. i think they did the right thing. >> reporter: there were other names like brooks and knuble. >> without a doubt he's the best player every night and i think it's a no-brainer. >> reporter: can he lead this team inside the locker room? is he a vocal leader? >> from everything i'm told he's the vocal leader. he's the guy they follow and he's the guy that stance stands up and he will always stand up and be counted. a greatert great leader with rob. he did his leading on the ice. >> reporter: i was told alex wanted to be the leader but it was important, heaved i want to be the captain but only if my teammate want me to. >> he wants his teammates to respect him and he wants to be the leader. he's a leader every night on the ice and there's absolutely no doubt he should be the go-to- guy. >> semyon varlamov out for for an injury. ninety fourith to make a start. jose theodore is disappointed he doesn't get to play not to mention one of his former teams. >> neurith has
FOX News
Jan 3, 2010 12:00pm EST
following them in washington. hi. >> hi. both the u.s. and british closed their embassies in yemen because of the al-qaeda threat. white house counterterror advisor john brennan says he is not going to take chances with the lives of diplomats and he says the yemeni government is providing support. brennan is heading the white house review of the attack on the detroit-bound plane. he told "fox news sunday" u.s. intelligence failed to connect the dots. he says there was no smoking gun, no definitive intelligence that was ignored and no sign that agencies refuse to cooperate with each other. >> in the review so far, there is no indication whatsoever that any agency or department was not trying to share information. there were some lapses, there were some human errors, there were some failures of the system to allow that to happen at the speed of light. >> many republicans are criticizing the obama administration for choosing to handle this case in criminal court rather than some type of military commission. >> he should be treated as a prisoner of war. he should be held in a military brig. an
ABC
Jan 19, 2010 3:05am EST
've been talking to in boston and washington tell me they are embarrassed this race seems as close as it does. remember, ted kennedy held this seat for 46 years. and as we head into voting on tuesday, you get the sense this embarrassment is turning into fear. john berman, abc news, boston. >>> president obama will deliver the state of the union address next wednesday. the 2010 state of the union address to a joint session of congress will happen on january 27th a 9:00 p.m. eastern. the address will be broadcast on national tv and will be streamed live on whitehouse.gov. >>> there is order again in afghanistan's capital after the taliban's bold attack on the city yesterday. at least 12 people were killed in the fighting in ka ball. authorities say a group of taliban rebels, including several suicide bombers, blew themselves up at various locations around the city. the heavily armed militants then engaged in a battle at one of the city's most popular spping malls. >>> back here at home, some vocal support for talk show host conan o'brien. fans from around the country staged support r
MSNBC
Jan 2, 2010 10:00am EST
't come close enough for "the washington post's" kathleen parker who writes -- "obama's open-collared vacation was deliver odd and katrina time, about two days too late, and fell a few links short of reassuring. calm in the face of potential zaft cere laudable but it's a fine line between executive tranquility and passive nonchalance. like a tone-deaf disk jock ji, obama plays elevator music when the crowd wants john philip souza. i'm joined by analyst pat buchanan and peter fenn. happy new year. >> happy new year, chris. >> is that fair, the criticism that the president was tone-deaf? >> no. the fact is you have to go out and make a statement if you're president of the united states with the facts. i think the administration coming out on sunday and saying the system worked is a legitimate criticism. the system clearly didn't work and the president, you know, on tuesday said just that. but i think -- you know, i think that the monday morning quarterbacking by conservative columnists is really not called for. what the american people want, chris, is they want less finger-poin
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
the associated press says the obama administration is considering a trial in washington for one of the most notorious detainees held at guantanamo bay. is he accused of masterminding the bali nightclub bombing that killed more than 200 people. one of several detainees being considered for trial in the nation's capital. spokesman for eric holder, attorney general, says no final decision has been made yesterday. >>> the alleged ft. hood shooter awaits trial, another supervisors could be facing punishment. a pentagon authority faults as many as eight officers for not responding to the suspect's erratic behavior in the months prior to the shooting. major nidal hasan shot several at the army base. >>> massachusetts a battleground state. the republican candidate for u.s. senate, scott brown, leading martha coakley by four points. that seat has been held by a democrat for decades, most recently by ted kennedy who passed away last august. "the boston herald" says it's coakley's race to lose and she may be doing that. the race threatens president obama. he needs the 60th vote to pass his health care
CBS
Jan 5, 2010 6:00pm EST
at airports. from washington, he is pushing his security team to prevent another lapse like the close call on christmas day. >> reporter: president obama wants his national security team to pursue better ways to screen passengers and coordinate the terrorist watch list. >> when a suspected terrorist is able to aboard a plane with explosives on christmas day, the system has failed in a disasterrous way. >>> dozens of suspected terrorists have been added today that bases and the administration ordering airlines in 14 countries to give full body patdowns to every passenger heading to the u.s. but president obama says that best way to prevent another breakdown like the one that allowed a man to board a plane with explosives in his underwear is to make sure they're sharing intelligence we have to do better and we will do better. >> reporter: a full report on the botched attacks is still weeks away. the tsa is rushing to add body scanners across the country. security experts say they're necessary. >> most americans want to hear leadership and want to hear, if it's a tough call between securit
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